Coated vs. Uncoated
Coated papers are available in two finishes – glossy or UV (shiny and smooth) and matte (flat and lusterless). Coated glossy papers reflect the light evenly so they are suitable for almost all types of printing jobs. Glossy papers have a good ink holdout, which is important for creating sharp, bright images. Uncoated stock is fibrous and dull. Uncoated stock is perfect for stationary or postcards. The finish allows for easy ink transfer when writing with a pen or pencil.